Visit the reserve:

Although the Ano Nuevo Island Reserve is closed to the public to minimize disturbance to sensitive species, the mainland is a popular destination to see northern elephant seals.  During the busy winter breeding season, guided tours are led by state park staff (call well in advance for reservations).  During the rest of the year, visitors hike the trails and talk with trained docents stationed at key lookouts.  For more information, please visit the state park website.

Comments and inquiries:

Patrick Robinson
Reserve Director
Long Marine Lab
100 Shaffer Rd.
University of California
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
tel. (831) 459-4971